Ways to Screenshot on Xperia Z

Last updated on August 20, 2015 by

The Xperia Z is an Android based smart phone that was designed and manufactured by Sony Corporation. This device boasts a Quad-core 1.5 GHz Krait CPU, a Qualcomm MDM9215M / APQ8064 chipset, and a 13MP primary camera. This smart phone is also one of the first that has a water resistant protection, and has a 5 inches screen with 16M colors, and 1080 x 1920 pixels. To screenshot Xperia Z is important these days, since a screenshot can help users to keep a certain data from a social media message, blog post, or other online communications. It will also help solid gamer in capturing a game play achievement that they want to cherish, or share to their friends. For whatever reason that you have, you can always refer to these solutions that will show you the ways on how to screenshot on Xperia Z, the best way possible.

I. Using Free Handy App

II. Using Key Combination

III. Using Power/Lock button

IV. Using the Menu button

Solution One: Utilizing Apowersoft Screenshot

Apowersoft ScreenshotThis app is a free screenshot tool for all Android devices. It is capable of capturing anything you see in mobile apps without rooting. It also deals with webpage screenshots as you could choose from taking a region, the visible contents or the whole webpage in its built-in browser. Apart from taking screenshots, this app also has an image editor for you to edit any images on your Xperia. Once you’ve finished editing, you can save it on your phone, upload it to the free cloud space provided by the developer or share it directly to other apps on the phone. This editor works for just any images saved on your mobile. Follow the steps below to screenshot Xperia with this app.

  • Download and install this app on your phone.
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  • Open it and tap the “Start” button on its starter interface. A tip box will show, just press “OK” to start taking screenshot.
  • Go to the app your want to screenshot. Then press and hold the “Power” key and the “Volume down” key simultaneously for 2 seconds.
  • After that, the screenshot will be shown in the image editor of this screenshot app. You can now add lines, arrows and texts to make the screenshot more instructive.
  • Lastly, tap “Done” on the top left and choose to save, upload or share the graph.

screenshot Xperia

Solution Two: Screenshot Xperia Z by Pressing Key Combination

In every smart phone, there’s always a default print screen function, just like in computers. However, to take screenshot on Xperia Z will require you a different key combination. To capture screen on this device all you need to do is to press “Power” + “Volume down” button at the same time for about two seconds. A camera shutter will be heard as soon as a screenshot is successfully made. The captured image can be viewed at photo gallery.

xperia screenshot-phone manager

Solution Three: Pressing Power/Lock Button

If case you are not a fan of key combination, then you can use this method. Instead to pressing multiple buttons, this solution will only require you to press the “Power” button for about one or two seconds, and wait for a pop up box. After that simply choose “Take screenshot” option.

xperia z- phone manager

Solution Four: Using the Menu Button to Screenshot Xperia Z

Another way on how to take a screenshot on Xperia Z is by using the “Menu” button located beside the “Home” button. After tapping the “Menu” button, select Small App Active Clip and tap its icon. Now on the minibox, simply hit the “Capture Screen” button. After that, you can open the captured screenshot on the Sketch application.

capture image


All of these methods are useful in capturing Sony Xperia Z screen. However, it is best to use a well rounded application such as Apowersoft Screenshot, for it could provide you with various useful functions like image editing, uploading and sharing.

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Posted by on December 3, 2014toAndroid Screenshot, Follow me on Twitter.Last updated on August 20, 2015

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